23 December 1985 Photogrammetric Tools For Panoramic Sector Scan Imagery In The VIDARS Analysis Station
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Abstract
Computer-assisted photo-interpretation is a recent development supported by the advent of numerous interpretation stations. A unique universal station is VIDARS--manufactured by the Richards Corporation of McLean, Virginia--since it has recently been equipped with a new software system that incorporates complex photogrammetric mensuration capabilities. Photo-interpreters typically find it difficult to perform mensuration tasks; therefore the implementation of the photogrammetric functions must not burden the user with a need to understand photogrammetric theories. This paper illustrates a difficult application of VIDARS to sector-scan panoramic film (Long Range Aerial Panoramic--LORAP) imagery and will show how well the user can perform target positioning tasks within his interpretation work.
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Franz W. Leberl, Viktor Kaufmann, Glen C. Gustafson, Matt Stevens, Erwin Kienegger, "Photogrammetric Tools For Panoramic Sector Scan Imagery In The VIDARS Analysis Station", Proc. SPIE 0561, Airborne Reconnaissance IX, (23 December 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.949641; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.949641
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